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WiTWA TechXChange Event - The WA Brain Gain!

  • UWA - Forrest Hall 1 Hackett Drive Crawley, WA, 6009 Australia (map)

Join WiTWA and The Forrest Research Foundation as they discuss Western Australia's Brain Gain - An international perspective on attracting the best & brightest!

Meet five amazing researchers from various parts of the globe who have chosen Western Australia (WA) as their base for projects with the potential to change the world. Find out why they chose WA, their work and what we can do to keep them in WA as well as attract more like them.

Get your tickets for only $10 (plus booking fees) HERE

Food and drinks included.

Meet our panelists:

  • Dulce Vargas Landin (Argentina) – a molecular geneticist using genomic and epigenomic technologies to evaluate the impact of environmental stimuli and L1 mobilisation to better understand brain function and dysfunction.

  • Marisa Duong (Vietnam) – a biochemist working at UWA to understand how protein oxidation contributes to worsening the disease progression of muscular dystrophy. 

  • Bhedita Seewoo (Mauritius) – a neuroscientist investigating the effects of low-intensity magnetic stimulation of the brain

  • Karissa Lear (USA) – an ecologist working at Murdoch University on the physiology and behaviour of critically endangered sawfish

  • Ana Motta (Argentina) – an archaeologist working at UWA on human and animal representations in Kimberley rock art 

Thanks to support provided by the Department of Communities for the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2018 we are able to offer a number of free tickets to women who are currently studying (part-time or full-time), unemployed or looking to transition into a role within the science or technology sectors. A limit of 2 tickets per person applies. If unsure whether this applies to you, please email